Climate Change News

WTTC seeks greater collaboration on climate change

Greater cooperation between private sector businesses and climate change policy makers is the only solution to global concerns over climate change the World Travel & Tourism Council has argued. The industry body believes governments continue to mistakenly disparage the industry over greenhouse gas emissions, while making little attempt to consult when drawing up climate change policies.

O’Leary brands climate change as “horse *#*!”

O’Leary brands climate change as “horse *#*!”

10th Sep 2010 Airline News

In the same week that he called for replacing co-pilots with air stewardesses, Ryanair boss Micheal O’Leary has sparked further controversy by denying the existence of man-made climate change. The controversial millionaire said the idea that man-made pollution is heating up the planet is “horse *#*!”.

A deal at Copenhagen is vital for tourism in England’s Northwest

A deal at Copenhagen is vital for tourism in England’s Northwest

10th Dec 2009 Press Release Tourism News

This weeks’ Copenhagen summit will be vital to ensure that the Northwest does not suffer the impacts of dangerous climate change. Most of the focus has been on the impacts on countries around the world, but as the recent unprecedented flooding in Cumbria’s shows, the Northwest is vulnerable to a extreme weather events that may become more common as a result of future climate change.

Travel buyers shun green

Travel buyers shun green

More than two thirds of travel buyers still do not a have a green buying policy in place. Almost a fifth of the 1,400 respondents surveyed by the Business Travel & Meetings Show stated that being green is simply “not a priority”.

Call for limit on aircraft emissions

Call for limit on aircraft emissions

8th Dec 2009 Airline News

Aviation CO2 emissions should be capped and aviation growth cannot exceed 60% if the government is to hit its targets to limit aviation emissions. All departing and arriving flights in developed countries should be subject to the cap and rail needs to be promoted as an alternative to short-haul flights, according to a report from the Committee on Climate Change.

Climate Witness: Blog Action Day

Climate Witness: Blog Action Day

15th Oct 2009 Focus

For many of us, the idea of a changing climate is just that, an idea, something vague, distant and unfortunately irrelevant. For Ursula Rakova, climate change is much more. It is the source of a disrupted life, a community displaced, a paradise lost.

Aviation Presents Aviation Climate Change Plan to the UN

Aviation Presents Aviation Climate Change Plan to the UN

13th Oct 2009 Press Release Airline News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO, Giovanni Bisignani, presented the aviation industry’s climate change strategy and targets to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a meeting at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York.